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Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). This includes competencies such as using technology for effective communication with others, acquiring and evaluating information, and performing practical tasks. The goal of the assessment was to analyze how technology is implemented in adult education classrooms throughout the city.

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

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Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

Technology Brings All Students to School “Automagically”

edWeb.net

Technology, said Böttger, who is responsible for Workplace Experience Strategy for the Device Technology Group at Cisco, was the bridge to his son’s inclusion in the school environment. Parents worried whether their children would have access to technology.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

The purpose of this post is to provide the information educators inquire about most often when visiting our school (in person or from afar). Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book!

Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

Edsurge

More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education. Department of Education.

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things. Electricity as technology. The Advancements In Bicycle Technology. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world?

This Pandemic Has Been Tough, But Educators Are Tougher

Edsurge

This week, I walked back into the library I abandoned in a chaotic rush in mid-March. Sure, in the past I’ve been in the library many times when no one else was around. And of course our library department pivoted from physical resources to digital.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, library media specialist and technology liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

Mini-Conference Schedule: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please also join the Library 2.0 Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0

How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education

Edsurge

Marissa Mierow It’s no secret that voice-enabled technology is taking off in the domestic sphere, but how is this increasingly robust technology impacting education? Have you seen the same kind of adoption in education?

Reaching Beyond the Adult Education Classroom with Technology

Digital Promise

His plan was solid, except for the fact that he made this decision while living in a rural area that did not offer many educational opportunities for adult learners. To help students like Octaviano, adult education programs across the country are finding new approaches that incorporate simple technologies to engage students outside of the traditional classroom. The result: more students are being served who without technology would be left out of the educational system.

List of Mini-Conference Sessions: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. Please also join this Library 2.0 Please also join this Library 2.0

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things. Electricity as technology. The Advancements In Bicycle Technology. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world?

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Please also join this Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. free technology

"Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World" - Call for Proposals for Library 2.021 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Please also join this Library 2.0 Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. With the mobile app, available for Android and iOS, you can scan book title ISBNs into your library, view your library, and manage your book locations. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Our collaboration with Gale on these exciting new science products for academic and school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online in an interactive environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the classroom, at home, and in the library.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0 The answer was four-fold - libraries provide content, services, spaces and skills.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Refugee Libraries Toolkit, 21Teach

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Refugee Libraries Toolkit Free! Refugee Libraries Toolkit : The Refugee Libraries website self-describes itself as “an attempt to reach across the library community to provide resources to better serve refugee populations.” 21Teach : 21Teach is a directory app of STEM Open Educational Resources —games, apps, videos, and ebooks—that align to the Common Core State Standards and run on mobile devices. Education Technology S'Cool Tools Technology in School

How Do Non-Techie Parents Handle the Increasing Focus of Technology in Education?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents increasingly find technology a roadblock to tracking student progress in the classrooms. Parents who are not comfortable with technology, or who have no experience with it at all are facing challenges. How will the school communicate with me about my child’s progress in using a technological device? * How much time during the school day does my child spend using a technological device? Is the use of technology really good for my child’s education?

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. One of the things that sets TeachThought apart from other education publishers is the development of learning models and frameworks–new ways of teaching and learning and schooling that others can use. By clarifying what something is or implies, as an educator you can draw your own conclusions as to what might be in whatever learning environment you work in. The first of many such libraries appears below.